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Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
Shower, designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns

Overview of ARRIVE Wilmington

ARRIVE Wilmington

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Riverwalk
9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

271 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
101 S. Second St., Wilmington, NC, 28401
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Minibar

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Wilmington Historic District
  • Riverwalk - 1 min drive
  • Battleship North Carolina - 4 min drive
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington - 8 min drive
  • Wrightsville Beach - 22 min drive
  • Carolina Beach - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.) - 7 min drive


  • Front Street Brewery - 4 min walk
  • The Husk Seed Store And Bar - 1 min walk
  • Barbary Coast - 2 min walk
  • Reel Cafe - 2 min walk
  • New Anthem Beer P - 1 min walk

About this property

ARRIVE Wilmington

A great choice for a stay in Wilmington, ARRIVE Wilmington is only 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from the airport. The bar is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Dram Yard, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for dinner. Fellow travellers say great things about the overall value and comfortable guest rooms.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 34 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free (dogs only, up to 50 lb per pet)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Off-lead area available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Secured uncovered on-site valet parking (USD 26 per day)
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 10:00 AM–1:00 PM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Boat tours nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Closed-captioned TV
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Area rugs in room
  • Hardwood flooring in public areas
  • Hardwood flooring in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Dressing gowns
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Garden
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Mini fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Dram Yard – Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Gazebo Bar – This bar overlooks the garden. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open selected days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 7 to 22 for adults and USD 7 to 22 for children


  • Uncovered valet parking costs USD 26 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Wilmingtonian
Wilmingtonian Hotel Wilmington
The Wilmingtonian Hotel Wilmington
ARRIVE Wilmington Hotel
ARRIVE Wilmington Wilmington
ARRIVE Wilmington Hotel Wilmington

Frequently asked questions

Does ARRIVE Wilmington offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, ARRIVE Wilmington does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at ARRIVE Wilmington?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at ARRIVE Wilmington?
Yes, dogs stay for free, with a maximum weight of 50 lb per pet. Dog exercise areas are available.
Is parking offered on site at ARRIVE Wilmington?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 26 per day. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at ARRIVE Wilmington?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at ARRIVE Wilmington and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as boat tours. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near ARRIVE Wilmington?
Yes, Dram Yard offers al fresco dining, local and international cuisine and garden views.
Does ARRIVE Wilmington have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.
What's the area around ARRIVE Wilmington like?
ARRIVE Wilmington is in Wilmington Historic District, a short 7-minute drive from Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.) and 4 minutes' walk from Cape Fear River. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Luc, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Boutique hotel, but guest services need upgrades.
Immaculately maintained property and grounds with nice gathering places in the courtyard. Our room was very attractively decorated and extremely clean. The bed was comfortable and the shower was great! Location of the property is nice, right in the historic district of Wilmington. There is no parking, valet only, not a problem for us but could be for some people. However, the room was very small, with limited areas to place belongings for our party of two, plus a small dog. Also, we would have appreciated having water glasses (fancy designer water is provided, but no glasses to drink from). We were on the ground floor (convenient for dog walks) but experienced almost constant and disruptive noise from overhead. If you stay here, make sure it's on an upper floor. Also, we were promised by a staff member a room freshening after our first night (assumed this is clean towels, trash emptied, bed straightened). We left for six hours and upon our return, our room was not "freshened" at all. Not acceptable! We would have loved complimentary early a.m. coffee/tea to take back to our room. You can buy expensive hot drinks at the restaurant but not until after 7 a.m. The restaurant staff seems to arrive at 7 also, so the service is slow because they are just getting things ready. All in all, a nice boutique hotel, but more attention should be paid to guest comfort and service and less on trying to up-charge on "extras" that should really be part of the service.
James, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gregory, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay with lots of character
The room was beautifully done and very clean. Loved how they stayed true to the history in the design. The bed was comfortable & the linens did not have that bleached out smell to them. They had a nice, light herbal smell which was very comforting. We did have to wait past 3 pm to check-in but enjoyed hanging out with Adriel at the Gazebo Bar. He was very friendly and did an awesome job with the drinks. Once our room was ready, Tylor came out to us at the bar to let us know. He even stopped by to speak with us the next day. Great customer service by both making us feel welcome and appreciated for staying at Arrive. A few things that would be nice are to incorporate a microwave & coffee pot in the room and have a designated parking spot to use for check-in since there is no free parking on the premises. A few of the local restaurants have servings that are way more than you can eat at one sitting and it would be nice to be able to heat the leftovers for a snack later. A place to park for check-in would be nice so you can decide if you want to use the parking lot diagonally across the street or a block & half down in the parking garage. It would give you also the opportunity to unload your bags to the room before parking. These are small things that can go a long way for guests. The outdoor area was so calming and cozy with the individual firepits to sit around. Overall, our stay at Arrive was wonderful and I would definitely stay there again upon returning to Wilmington.
Kathy, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Larry, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kristine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Unique spot
A really unique property. Very comfortable. Great service. Would definitely recommend.
Nancy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

PETER, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bowman, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome hotel, Awesome location!
Hotel was beautiful! Room was very nice, the only issue was bed was very noisy! Every time we moved it sounded like it was falling apart.
Michael, 2-night trip
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